In 2009 researchers (
A study published in the May 3, 2005 issue of the American Heart Association journal Circulation found that weight gain and increased insulin resistance were correlated with telomere shortening over time. Type-two-diabetes is also associated with a shorter telomere length. Psychological stress is directly linked to telomere length the greater the stress the shorter the telomere length and the greater the risk for psychiatric disease. Women with the highest amounts of stress had the shortest telomeres. We can change the length of our telemeres and thus increase our life span.
In 2008, Dr. Dean Ornish of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute and colleagues at the
The larger the telemere length the longer we live.